Archive for Fundraising

Sports Shots was started six years ago today!

Sports Shots was started six years ago today!

In this time the website has grown dramatically, plus raised a lot of money for Macmillan Cancer Support and Vasculitis UK. Both was totally unexpected when we started it.

Since the 29th January 2011, Sports Shots has had over 12.3 million hits and raised £5,478.74 for charity.

We would like to thank everybody who;
follows us!
contributes to the website!
holds fundraisers for us!
donates at our charity fundraising events!
sponsor us!


There are too many people to mention over the six years but we could not run the website without those people who give their time.

We have met some wonderful people in this time and look forward to our seventh year of being the voice of local sport!

Thank you!

Andy & Lorna





Sports Shots has now raised £5,478.74 for charity!

To date (2nd January 2016) Sports Shots has raised £5,478.74 for our two charities @macmillancancer & @vascuk Thanks for your support!

Fundraising: Winslow-Ath derby nets £258.30 for Sports Shots charities

Sports Shots would like to make a public thank you to everyone who supported our website and charities at the Winslow United versus Buckingham Athletic local derby yesterday.

The final amount raised was £258.30! this will be equally divided between our two charities; Macmillan Cancer Support and Vasculitis UK.

We would like to give a big thank you to –

  • Winslow United for staging the raffle and having the donation buckets present.
  • Everybody from Winslow United, Buckingham Athletic and all other spectators who purchased raffle tickets and donated.
  • A special thank you must go to Dale and Gemma James for covering the game and supporting our cause.

Our statistics – Should businesses Opta for us when advertising?

A few statistics on Sports Shots –


  • Over 11 million hits since we started!
  • Currently averaging over 11.1k hits per day!
  • People in a total of 107 different countries have looked at the Sports Shots website in November 2016 alone!


  • The past seven days we have been on 13,245 different people’s timelines!
  • In the past seven days 3,567 people have engaged with us on our Facebook page! Via Likes, Comments, Shares etc

A new fundraising venture will begin shortly ….. 

THANK YOU – Macmillan Cancer Support the winner in Ath-Winslow U18s cup tie

Macmillan Cancer Support was the winner as Buckingham Athletic U18s defeated Winslow United U18s 5-3 in the Berks & Bucks Youth Cup at Stratford Fields today.


Buckingham Athletic Football Club held a collection and kindly donated the £110.60 to Sports Shots’ charity Macmillan Cancer Support.

We would like to thank Annmarie Carter and Steve Farmborough for their hard work in making this happen and to everyone who kindly donated.

A match report on the game to follow.

Sports Shots is five years old today!

Sports Shots celebrates our fifth anniversary today!

The website is growing bigger each year with January 2016 seeing us being on the verge of breaking our monthly hits record! We are currently averaging over 8.8k hits per day with an amazing 24k visitors on Wednesday! This month alone has seen us register hits in 102 different countries!


The past year has seen Darren Stanger join us as a columnist and we are lucky to have him.

We will not name everybody who has helped the website grow into the success it has become as we would hate to miss anyone! But we could not do it without people’s support.

We did not think when we published our first page back in 2011 that five years down the line we would have had over 8.3 million hits!

Thank you for your ongoing support, we look forward to trying to break records in the future!

Andy & Lorna


FUNDRAISING: Darren Stanger to run for Macmillan Cancer Support

Sports Shots reporter Darren Stanger is raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Darren Stanger

Darren Stanger


Darren said:

For the second year in a row I am participating in the Milton Keynes Festival of Running Half Marathon on behalf of Macmillan. I aim to beat my personal best time of 2 hours and 1 minute.

Most of us are affected by cancer at some time during our lives whether it is a family member, a friend or a colleague at work. My Dad was diagnosed with cancer just under three years ago but was given the all clear. The support from the Macmillan nurses was superb and play a very important part.

If you wish to sponsor Darren you can go to his JustGiving page – CLICK HERE


RAFFLE: Still a few prizes to be claimed!

We have a few raffle prizes still unclaimed.

Ticket numbers as follows:

Green 123

Grey 47

Grey 87

Grey 231

Grey 234

Grey 235

Grey 277

Grey 294

Grey 303

Grey 317

Email if you have any of these tickets.

RAFFLE: Prizes remain unclaimed – Do you have any of these tickets?

Unclaimed raffle prizes from Monday as follows:

Green 123
Grey 47
Grey 234
Green 113
Grey 507 (Paul Dearlove)
Green 159
Grey 277
Green 167
Grey 95
Grey 294
Grey 303
Grey 133
Grey 231
Grey 235
Grey 87
Grey 108
Grey 317

Email if you have any of these tickets.

RAFFLE: £756.41 presented, donated + Gift Aid = Final Total raised of £945.52

Dear Supporter,

Many thanks for supporting our fundraiser at the Winslow United Football Club versus Buckingham Athletic Football Club game on Monday (28th December 2015).

Dale and Gemma James very kindly offered to drive this fundraiser and what a magnificent job they did!

Gemma and Dale James winning the Dave Ward Award 2015.

Gemma and Dale James winning the Dave Ward Award 2015.

Last night Winslow United Football Club announced on their website the day raised an amazing £756.41 for us. Something we are very humbled by.

The money was automatically donated via Sports Shots JustGiving page this lunchtime and, with the addition of Gift Aid, a final total of £945.52 was raised!

Macmillan Cancer Support and Vasculitis UK each receive a grand total of £472.76 made up from £378.21 plus Gift Aid of £94.55.

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Thank you to the following people who donated to a brilliant prize list –

1) Hair Host in Buckingham – Any L’Oreal colour treatment
2) Hair Host in Buckingham – One free women’s or men’s cleanse, cut & finish PLUS £10 off any label.m product purchase in salon
3) Hair Host in Buckingham – Visit to the ‘style bar’ (perfect for that night out)
4) Hair Host in Buckingham – Any child’s cut (2 – 16 years old)
5) Chutney Jacks Winslow – Take away meal for two
6) Chutney Jacks Winslow – Take away meal for one
7) Chutney Jacks Winslow – £10 voucher to spend on any collected order
8) Three Locks Golf Club – Complimentary 2 ball game (Mon-Fri)
9) Casino MK – Dinner for two at Clary’s Bar & Grill (inc. a bottle of house wine)
10) Experience the Country Outdoor Experience – 1 x 45 minutes Segwaying at Newton Longville
11) Woburn Safari Park – 2 x adult + 2 x children complimentary pass
12) Towcester Greyhound Track – 4 tickets to any Friday or Saturday evening, or Sunday afternoon, which includes free £2 bet, free drinks voucher, free meal from the street food vendor, and free race programme
13) Xscape Milton Keynes – £25 voucher for use in MK Xscape (except McDonalds, Snozone, Cineworld or Evans Cycles)
14) Foot Golf Abbey Hill MK – Family of 4 nine-hole game
15) Planet Ice MK – Free family skating pass including free skate hire
16) Gulliver’s Theme Park – 2 x tickets (Valid only 23rd or 24th April 2016)
17) WUFC Committee Member – Bottle of Champagne
18) WUFC Committee Member – Bourgogne Chardonnay White Wine
19) WUFC Committee Member – Whyte & Mackay Blended Scotch Whiskey
20) WUFC Committee Member – Coloured pencil set in wooden case
21) The Mitre, Buckingham – Bottle of Prosecco + box of chocolates
22) Whittlebury Golf & Country Club – Complimentary 4 Ball 18 Holes
23) The Buckingham Butcher – £20 voucher for meat in store
24) Sports 4 All – Free full week of holiday club or football camp (Feb ½ term 15th – 19th)
25) Sports 4 All – Free full week of holiday club or football camp (Feb ½ term 15th – 19th)
26) Fireside Bistro Buckingham – Bottle of red wine
27) WUFC Committee Member – Bottle of white wine
28) WUFC Committee Member – Sanctuary Escape gift set
29) WUFC Committee Member – Ted Baker Origami Occasions
30) 1st Team Manager – 1 hour coaching session at agreed time & date
31) Just 4 Keepers – Voucher up to £35 goalkeeping day camp
32) Lynn Davies – Hand made silver necklace.

We are very pleased to have now raised a grand total of £4,394.57 since we started the site back on 29th January 2011.

Thanks for your ongoing support!

Andy & Lorna Bone